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Cambridgeshire Police Up For Bad English Award – Are Black Drivers To Blame?

by | 17th, November 2011

CAMBRIDGESHIRE police’s email to people “leaving in the Castle Ward” is written in code. The Plain English Campaign has nominated the missive for the Golden Bull “gobbledygook” award.

Anorak brings you the message written by one our old staffers.

The Plain English Campaign calls it “ploddledygook”:

“We can all have a giggle about this, but there is a serious message.”

There is?

“There is no care taken in this message. Perhaps the writer doesn’t have sufficient ability, but it has clearly not been proof-read. People have the right to information they can understand and you would expect something more from a police force.”

To simplify things, the police have been issued with new guidelines:

“Hello, hello, hello” is now “hi”.

“You’re nicked” becomes “Gotcha!”

And:

“Is this your car? sir” reverts to “How did a black fella like you get a car like this?”

 




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